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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
+1 415-447-5000
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Visitors can take a workshop on boatbuilding, board a vessel docked at the Hyde Street Pier or tour the fine collections of maritime lore.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-447-5000
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You do not need to be a boat owner or history buff to appreciate the collection of craft assembled in this outdoor museum. Absolutely fascinating.

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 6 days ago

This Maritime museum can be found at the the end of Hyde Street as you get off the Cable Car (Powell & Hyde). Great place to start off you morning as an introduction into the maritime history of the waterfront you'll be walking along. Don't...More

Thank Dwnptrl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only intended to walk down to see the 3 master ship, but stayed for more than 2 hours. The ship was in pristine condition and was getting fresh paint on the rails as we were visiting. School groups were being treated as seamen by...More

Thank zfilly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Federal National Park, so there is an admission fee and if you are Fed. Annual Park holder and present your card you and 3 other people get in for free to few all the ships at the harbor. If you are just...More

3  Thank G-Whz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very enjoyable display of a part of California history. Educational, interesting, relaxing and a welcomed break away from the commercialism, crowds and insanity of the near by Fisherman's Wharf.

1  Thank ShotgunJohnny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are some wonderful exibits at the maritime museum including a sailing ship, paddle steamer and steam boat and it is well worth a visit. You can go on the ships and visit many other interesting historical exibits.

Thank Lop65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum in the visitor center is excellent. It goes into the history of the Bay and does a great job of covering it. Great movie sets the stage. The Park also includes ships at the dock across the street and a maritime building, but...More

Thank PhilR9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was really excited to see the park but found that it was not really worth the money. If you already have a National Park Pass it's worth a look if you're really into shipping history

Thank BeulahMae
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of sailing in the San Francisco golf course, a very enriching pleasure. Very cheap. You can visit somes boats but not all.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only had a flying visit to the old ships at the pier and didn't have time in my schedule to go to the museum, but the old ships were really interesting to walk around and the staff were very knowledgeable - giving a talk about...More

Thank splumpf
Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone
at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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15 September 2017|
Response from Buzzard92 | Reviewed this property |
There is Free parking in the wharf area. It goes really quickly though. I was able to park at Boudin Bakery and Cafe. We ate lunch and walked the rest of the Wharf to the museum and looked at the boats. If it is full, you... More
15 September 2017|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
First, you can park along the street but the problem is it is 2 hours at a time so you have to feed the meter at 2 hours. It might be better to park in a lot. This place is cheap and not along walk to pier. Imperial... More